Renditions no. 97 (Spring 2022)
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This general issue begins with a special section on Wilt L. Idema’s tour-de-force translation of Pu Songling’s 蒲松齡 ‘A Pleasant Song’ 快曲, a Qing-dynasty prosimetric rendition of the pursuit of Cao Cao in the aftermath of his catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Red Cliff. Other highlights include two song suites by the late-Ming patriotic prodigy Xia Wanchun 夏完淳, Wang Guowei’s 王國維 landmark essay ‘Critique of Dream of the Red Chamber’ 《紅樓夢》評論, and Fei Ming’s 廢名 enigmatic story ‘Peach Orchard’ 桃園.